September 17, 2010


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BEAVIN, Bernard L., Sr., 85, Holy Family, New Albany, Aug. 25. Father of Bernard Beavin Jr. Grandfather of one.

BOHANNON, Mary, 89, St. Andrew, Richmond, Aug. 29. Mother of Marjorie Hartman, Marydella Kamper, Patrick and Robert Bohannon. Sister of Rita St. Onge and Joseph Boese. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of one.

BRYANT, Josephine, 94, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Aug. 29. Mother of John, Richard, Russell and Thomas Bryant. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 11.

CLARK, Robert L., 85, St. Mary, North Vernon, Aug. 28. Father of Debbie Bales, Donna Bingham, Patricia Clark, Carol Ramey and Mary Smith. Brother of Donald Clark. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 14.

DONOHUE, Josephine E. (Teagardin), 84, St. Patrick, Indianapolis, Aug. 23. Mother of Marsha Fecht, James, Joseph Jr. and Kevin Donohue. Sister of Paul Teagardin. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 11.

DUFEK, James W., 68, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Sept. 2. Husband of Donna Dufek. Father of Carrie Alumbaugh and Barb DeRiter. Brother of Donald, Jerome, John and Paul Dufek. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three.

FARMER, Gregory T., 58, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Aug. 25. Father of Taylor Dukes. Brother of Maryanne Hayes and Suzanne Roell-Carlson.

FULLER, William Edward, 88, St. Mary, Indianapolis, Sept. 6. Husband of Debbie Fuller. Uncle of several.

GARDNER, Eugenia Katherine, 91, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Aug. 24. Mother of Charles and Gene Gardner. Sister of Noella Bosler, Billie Sibbing, Janet Voss and Connie Williams. Grandmother of six.

HALL, Linda, 66, St. Mary, North Vernon, Aug. 25. Wife of John Hall. Sister of Marlene King.

HUFNAGEL, Louis, 83, St. Mary, Richmond, Sept. 4. Husband of Eva Hufnagel. Father of Teresa Hogan, Michele Holanda, Jennifer Hunter, Louis and Stephen Hufnagel. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of three.

JENNINGS, Delia Rose, 86, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Sept. 5. Sister of Julia O’Farrell and George Jennings.

KELLY, Marilynn A., 64, St. Agnes, Nashville, Aug. 12. Mother of Jackie and Patrick Kelly. Sister of Pat Price.

LATIMER, Lisa, 40, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Aug. 26. Wife of J. Reid Latimer. Mother of Grant Latimer. Daughter of Tom and Reva Michaelree. Sister of Kim Clark and Monica Gunderman.

LEE, Conchita B., 74, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Aug. 6. Wife of Dr. Domingo Lee. Mother of Christine Lawrence and Anthony Lee. Sister of 10. Grandmother of five.

LUTTRELL, Gregory Scott, 56, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Aug. 18. Father of Stacie Dixon, Clayton and Erick Luttrell. Son of Lucille Pearson. Brother of Cathy Van Meter, Jon and Kevin Lutttrell. Grandfather of two.

MATERN, Glenda M., 54, St. Ann, Jennings County, Aug. 23. Mother of Mike and Paul Matern. Daughter of Edyth Stillwell. Sister of Jackie Hardey. Granddaughter of Mary Cheesebrew. Grandmother of seven. Step-grandmother of four.

ORFAIT, Therese, 77, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Aug. 30. Cousin of several.

PAULEY, Mary Jean, 57, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Aug. 30. Wife of Mark Pauley. Mother of Shannon Faulkner and William Prather. Daughter of Lois Harmon. Sister of James Harmon. Grandmother of six.

PETERS, Mary Louise, 90, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Sept. 1. Mother of Sara Moorhead and Stephen Peters. Sister of Robert Vandenbosch. Grandmother of six.

PROVENZANO, Marie, 95, St. Susanna, Plainfield, Aug. 20. Mother of Linda Collins and Marie Hollada. Sister of Claire Wallstrom and Joe Salamone. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of four. Great-great-grandmother of one.

SCHEIBLE, Loretta Sue, 59, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Aug. 17. Wife of John Scheible. Mother of Amy and Joshua Scheible. Daughter of Wilma Maddix. Sister of Janet Drummond and Sharon Lyons.

SCHMITT, Anthony Wayne, Sr., 59, Holy Family, New Albany, Aug. 27. Father of Lisa Jutz, Anthony Jr. and Steven Schmitt. Brother of Cindy Martin, Albert, Andrew and Dwight Schmitt. Grandfather of two.

SMITH, Patricia Ann (Flynn), 68, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Aug. 15. Wife of Raymond Smith. Mother of Carla Borkowski and Lisa Smith. Grandmother of three.

SNYDER, Ethel Theresa, 89, St. Paul Hermitage, Beech Grove, and Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Aug. 26. Mother of Janice Horan, Rebecca Ries and Patricia Ruth. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

WALTON, Ramona, 63, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Aug. 21. Wife of Clarence Walton. Mother of Richard Jewell and Martin Tow. Sister of Katie Hellums, Susan Sons and Charles Young.

WEBER, Clarence, 71, St. Nicolas, Sunman, July 21. Husband of Elaine Weber. Father of Sandy Dierckman, Lori Engelking, Wanda Luers, Suzanne Narwold, Annette Siefert, Harry, Michael and Ron Weber. Brother of Mary Ellen and George Weber. Grandfather of 26. Great-grandfather of 17.

ZIMMER, Donald Thomas, M.D., 81, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Aug. 27. Husband of Elaine Zimmer. Father of Mary Lynn Glass, Mark, Matthew, Michael and Philip Zimmer. Brother of Francis Zimmer. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of four.

ZOELLER, Catherine Jane, 71, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Aug. 28. Sister of Sue, Jerry Jr. and Torchy Zoeller.

Franciscan Sister Anna Marie Stier was a teacher and principal

Franciscan Sister Anna Marie Stier, formerly Sister Mary Prudence, died on Aug. 30 at St. Clare Hall, the health care facility for the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, at the motherhouse in Oldenburg. She was 100.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Sept. 3 at the motherhouse chapel. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

She was born on July 2, 1910, in Greensburg.

She entered the Oldenburg Franciscan community on Aug. 15, 1930, and professed her final vows on July 2, 1936.

Sister Anna Marie celebrated her 80th year in religious life and marked her 100th birthday this year.

Two of her sisters were also Oldenburg Franciscans.

She ministered in Catholic education as a teacher and principal for 50 years.

In the archdiocese, Sister Anna Marie served at St. Mark the Evangelist School in Indianapolis, St. Michael the Archangel School in Indianapolis and St. Lawrence School in Lawrenceburg.

Sister Anna Marie also ministered at Catholic schools in Ohio and Missouri.

She retired to St. Clare Hall at the motherhouse in 1991.

Surviving are two sisters, Margaret Feldman of Virginia and Loretta Zoellner of Indianapolis, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN 47036.

Providence Sister Grace Stewart was a teacher and nurse’s aide

Providence Sister Grace Stewart died on Sept. 1 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 96.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Sept. 8 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

The former Mary Elizabeth Stewart was born on Feb. 20, 1914, in Indianapolis.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on Aug. 20, 1929, and professed her first vows on Jan. 23, 1932, and her final vows on Aug. 15, 1937.

Sister Grace earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and master’s degree in education at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

During 81 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered in education for 32 years at Catholic schools in Indiana, Illinois, New Hampshire, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

In the archdiocese, Sister Grace taught at the former Holy Trinity School in New Albany from 1956-67.

After retiring from teaching, Sister Grace ministered as a nurse’s aide at the motherhouse then did volunteer service at the motherhouse and in Maryland.

In 1997, she began her prayer ministry full-time at the motherhouse.

Surviving are several cousins.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence Road, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. †

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